Dublin Youth Theatre
Four Legs Good. Two Legs Bad.
Written by George Orwell, adapted by Peter Hall, with lyrics by Adrian Mitchell and music by Richard Peaslee
A Musical Revolution.
The subjugated animals of an oppressive farm decide, in the cover of darkness, to rise up and overthrow their brutal Master, Farmer Jones. From this revolution, a more equal society emerges with the maxim “Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad”. But as the animals enjoy their new freedom, a struggle for power begins and a new force takes hold in the form of the ambitious, violent pigs.
This startlingly contemporary story explores revolution, the power of community and the dangers of totalitarianism.
This brutal, bloody, musical production presented by Dublin Youth Theatre casts a modern eye on this ever-pertinent allegory and asks, can we walk with open eyes into our own collective destruction?
This amateur production of “Animal Farm (Hall)” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.
DIRECTED BY Jeda de Brí
MUSICAL DIRECTION Morgan Cooke
MOVEMENT DIRECTION Eddie Kay
SET + COSTUME DESIGN BY Florentina Burcea
LIGHTING DESIGN BY Dara Hoban
CAST: Dublin Youth Theatre Ensemble
Running Time: 120 mins
Tickets €20 | €15 student/OAP/unwaged concession | Options to donate to DYT with your ticket purchase
Dublin Youth Theatre is a registered charity. If you are in a position to do so, we invite you to purchase one of the higher priced donation tickets, which along with admission, includes an additional contribution towards the continued programming and the support of our young people, and their social, personal and artistic development.
Suitable for ages 12+ – staged references to violence and brutality
Please note that the 3:30PM show on Saturday 12th of August will be a relaxed performance.
This performance is designed to make a more inclusive theatre experience and help people with autism, intellectual, neurological and/or sensory differences enjoy the show.
A relaxed performance involves adjustment of various elements of the production including sound and lighting. Audience members who feel the need to move around or make noise will be free to do so. A guide to the performance will be sent to those who have booked tickets in advance to help prepare all audience members for this performance.
About Dublin Youth Theatre
At Dublin Youth Theatre (DYT), our focus and drive is the personal, social and artistic development of young people In Dublin, through the medium of theatre. Since its foundation in 1977, by Educational Psychologist Paddy O’ Dwyer, DYT has forged a unique contribution to the worlds of theatre and youth work. We deliver quality artistic experiences through a full and varied drama workshop programme and the production of excellent, exciting and challenging theatre made by members aged 14 – 22. Our vision is to be a beacon for young people in Dublin – creating a sense of place and belonging for our members, instilling a love of art, culture, and a fluency in critical thinking and creative freedom, no matter their differences.